HC Deb 11 June 1976 vol 912 cc780-1W
Mr. Peter Walker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the number of (a) persons and (b) families made homeless during each year since 1970; and if he will further classify this information as between London and the rest of England and Wales.

Mr. Armstrong

The number of persons and families in temporary accommodation provided by social services authorities under Section 21(1)(b) of the National Assistance Act 1948 on 30th June in the years 1970 to 1974 was as follows:

Mr. Marks

Recruitment of driving examiners is determined by the trend in demand for driving tests throughout Great Britain as a whole. Examiners are moved around within traffic areas and detached from one area to another to cope with local variations in demand. The total number of examiners currently in post is thought sufficient to meet the foreseeable work load and no recruitment is taking place.

Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many driving examiners there are in each administrative area; and what is the average number of tests per week.

Mr. Marks

The information is as follows:

Traffic Area Number of Examiners permanently stationed at end of May Average number of tests per week conducted in 4 week period ended 21st May
Northern 64 2,295
Yorkshire 104 3,620
North-Western 170 5,303
West Midland 125 4,053
East Midland 102 3,558
Eastern 68 2,058
South Wales 46 1,437
Western 93 2,936
South-Eastern 114 3,735
Scottish (North) 30 796
Scottish (South) 67 1,990
Metropolitan 298 9,233